Kind of forgot whats happened since it's been like 4 months, but I assume I'll be fine from the next show onwards. Heyman leading the young blood group against Triple H's empire is awesome. I like pushing Curtis Axel, but I found Ryback's attack a little weak. He attacked a man who just had a match and was worn down, jumped him from behind and still lost the fight. Sin Cara vs. Tatsu would've been a good match. I didn't watch the Graves video, but from what you told me about him he seems cool. AJ winning is always good.
Wyatt and 'Taker feud should be pure gold. Ambrose looks dominant, hope he keeps the title for awhile. 3MB get another win! Yeah baby! Main event was great, Jericho appearing was badass! You're building this well. Looking forward to Extreme Rules.
A really good championship match with both women giving it their all. Emma nearly got the win off a surprise roll up, but AJ was able to kick out just before the three. AJ took back control after the near loss by raking Emma in the eyes and following up with a sick kick to the head. AJ kept control for a moment, but Emma wouldn’t stay down. She fought back into the match with a series of attacks, finishing with a big dropkick that disorientated AJ. AJ got back to her feet and was floored by a big running boot the jaw from Emma. Emma looked to be going for the Emma Lock, but AJ smartly rolled to the outside. Emma followed and AJ grabbed her by the tights, slamming her face first into the barricade. AJ showed a sick smile before grabbing a dazed Emma and rolling her back in the ring. AJ followed her in, and as a very loopy Emma got to her knees she was met with a Shining Wizard from AJ for the win.
Winner & Still Champion: AJ Lee
The opening video package for Extreme Rules plays highlighting all of the matches on the card, and then the cameras open on the stage where pyro blasts off. The cameras pan through the audience and then land on Jerry Lawler, JBL, & Michael Cole at ringside. They go over all the huge matches on the show, before finally talking about the ongoing rivalry between The Empire and The Rebellion.
Sin Cara vs Evan Bourne
A great opening contest that saw lots of highflying action. Both men brought everything they had for this match, with Bourne taking extra risks, in hopes of winning the championship. Cara would miss a running crossbody on Bourne, which sent him crashing to the canvas and rolling to the outside where Bourne came flying out with a huge dive. Bourne rolled Cara back in and looked to be going up top for the Air Bourne, but Cara stopped him with a jumping kick to the side of the head. Cara then climbed up to the top and looked to go for a huge hurricanarana, but Bourne held onto the ropes, sending Cara crashing to the canvas. Bourne then slowly stood on his feet on the top before coming off with a huge Air Bourne for the win.
Winner & New Champion: Evan Bourne
The referee met Bourne as he got to his feet and awarded him with the championship. Bourne held the title high above his head, as Cara got to his feet. The two shook hands, with Cara then leaving the ring. Bourne posed with the title, but as he did Sin Cara was attacked at the top of the stage by a man, who is revealed to be Corey Graves. Graves slams Cara’s knee repeatedly onto the steel staging, until Bourne runs up the ramp. Graves backs off as Bourne gets to the top of the stage. They have a stare down and then Graves leaves the stage as Bourne checks on Cara.
The cameras go backstage where 3MB are interviewed by Rene Young. Slater says that tonight, Jinder & Drew will finally bring gold to 3MB and they are going to party all night long, like the true rockstars they are.
A video of the brief history between Ryback and Curtis Axel is shown
Ryback vs Curtis Axel
As Axel was making his entrance, he was attacked by Ryback. He beat down Axel and slammed him hard into the ringsteps, head first. Axel staggered around ringside and then Ryback laid him out with a Meat Hook Clothesline. Ryback scooped him up and rolled him in the ring, forcing the referee to start the match. The referee reluctantly did so, and Ryback placed his foot on the chest on Axel for the easy win.
Ryback forced the referee to raise his hand and declare him the winner, which he did. Ryback smirked as Cole said that a man the size of Ryback doesn’t need to attack people from behind to win matches, and that he is nothing but a bully. Ryback leaves ringside as Axel lays motionless in the ring, with medical personnel coming in to check on him.
A video recapping the entire history between Kane & Zack Ryder is shown before the next match
Anything Goes, Falls Count Anywhere Match
Kane vs Zack Ryder
This match started in the back, with Kane attacking Ryder in the hall. Kane beat on Ryder throughout the backstage areas, but Ryder fought back hitting Kane with a trashcan. The two then brawled a little more around the back, even fighting in Triple H’s office. Ryder would end up smashing a portrait of Stephanie & Triple H over Kane’s head, but was unable to get the win off a pinfall. The two fought back into the hallway, before ending up in catering. They fought all over catering, with Ryder smashing Kane over the head with a plate of sandwiches. Kane would end up knocking Ryder down with a boot to the jaw, and then picking him up and slamming him into a soda machine. Kane went for a pin, but Ryder kicked out at two. Kane picked Ryder up and drug him out of catering, but Ryder stopped him by slamming him into the door. Kane staggered through the door and then walked back, but Ryder kicked the door back into the face of Kane. Kane fell back into the hall and then Ryder quickly pinned him, but only got a two. Ryder then looked around before grabbing a ladder nearby and drove it into Kane’s ribs as he got up. Ryder then set the ladder up and pulled a table from catering into the hall. Ryder slammed Kane into the wall head first, and then laid him across the table. Ryder climbed up a few rungs, but Kane got to his feet. Kane grabbed Ryder by the throat and pulled him off with a big chokeslam through the table. Kane fell back against the wall, unable to immediately go for the pin. Kane finally crawled to Ryder and covered him, but he was just able to get the shoulder up at a near three count. Kane got up in anger and shoved the referee before grabbing Ryder and dragging him through a door, onto a loading dock. Kane looked over the edge of the dock and noticed a stack of pallets and got a sick smile. He then grabbed Ryder by the throat and pulled him up to his feet. Kane walked him to the edge of the dock and went for the chokeslam, but Ryder fought free from Kane’s grip. Kane stepped towards him and Ryder took a huge risk and jumped at him, nailing the Rough Ryder off the dock and sending both men crashing through the pallets! Ryder laid on top of Kane as the referee quickly jumped down to them and made the count.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Ryder slowly pulls himself up to his feet as Kane lays in the wreckage of pallets. Ryder smiles and nods, and then walks away. Cole talks about how this is redemption for Ryder after the hell Kane put him through over the years.
Zack Ryder is met as he walks back into the building by Jericho, Bryan, & Ziggler who congratulate him and tell him they knew he had what it took to defeat Kane, and now it’s time they all take down The Empire.
The rest of the members of The Empire are shown in Triple H’s destroyed office watching what just happened to Kane. They all looked upset, with Triple H looking the angriest. He turns to Orton & Batista and tells them that they need to rebound from this and not look weak. Orton & Batista both tell him they have everything under control.
A highlight package setting up the Intercontinental Title match is shown, with that match being next.
Big E vs Alberto Del Rio vs Dean Ambrose
A great triple threat match. Ambrose looked to be the fan favorite to win, but Del Rio & Big E showed no signs of letting that get to them. The three men battled, with none of them ever getting a clear advantage. Ambrose would nail a underhook facebuster on Del Rio, but Big E would break up the pin. Big E went for his Big Ending on Del Rio, but Ambrose stopped it from happening by pulling Del Rio off his shoulders and then hitting Big E with a dropkick, that sent him out of the ring. Ambrose then went after Del Rio, but he cut him off with a sidekick to the gut and then quickly tries to go for his armbar, but Ambrose fights him off and then nails Dirty Deeds! Ambrose goes for the pin, but Big E comes back in to break it up before a three. Big E and Ambrose battled in the ring as Del Rio rolled out to the floor. Big E built a solid comeback on Ambrose, but was cut off with a big lariat that dropped the big man. Ambrose attempted a pin, but wasn’t able to get the three. Ambrose quickly got to his feet, and attempted to nail Big E with the Dirty Deeds, but Big E used his power to reverse it by lifting Ambrose up on his shoulders in a dead lift that wowed the audience. Big E now had Ambrose in position for the Big Ending and nailed it, but Del Rio quickly came back in and as Big E got up to a knee, Del Rio blasted him with a super kick to the side of the head that laid him out. Del Rio then quickly stole the pin on Ambrose for the victory.
Winner & New Intercontinental Champion: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio jerked the title from the referee as he was awarding it to him, and then held it high above his head as he stood over Big E & Ambrose. Del Rio smirked as he looked down at them, knowing he just stole the title from Big E. Del Rio left the ring and walked up the ramp as Big E got to his feet and realized he lost the title without ever being pinned. Ambrose rolled out of the ring looking upset that he didn’t get the win.
The camera’s cut backstage where we see The Rebellion sitting in their locker room talking with Paul Heyman. Heyman congratulates Ryder on defeating Kane, and then hypes Ziggler & Bryan up by talking about how Triple H doesn’t realize the talent in this group. Jericho speaks up and says that he knows Triple H perhaps better than anyone in the room, and says that he will go to any length to ensure he gets his way. They all agree to have each other’s backs.
The cameras then cut to Dean Ambrose walking through the backstage area, when Roman Reigns approaches him. Reigns tells Dean not to let this loss get to him, there will be more opportunities. Ambrose doesn’t speak for a moment, and then asks where Seth is at. Reigns says he’s on his way to meet him, because their number one contenders match is next. The two fist bump and then Reigns walks off as Ambrose sits in the hall, in a chair.
Tag Team Championships #1 Contender
The Real Americans vs The Shield
Roman Reigns makes his entrance alone, with Rollins not in sight. The announcers wonder where Rollins is, and Reigns looks confused as to why Rollins never came out with him. Confusion sets in and then the cameras cut backstage where we see Rollins laid out with EMT’s around him, and then Triple H walks up wanting to know what the hell happened. No one knows what happened to Rollins, so Triple H orders a backstage worker to find Dean Ambrose to fill in for Rollins in the currently on going tag match. Reigns starts the match on his own, and holds his own against Swagger & Cesaro, but they eventually double team him and take control. Reigns not having a partner to tag starts to become a problem, with Swagger and Cesaro looking to try and end the match. They continue to work over Reigns, until Ambrose comes running down the stairs in the crowd and jumps the barrier. He jumps on the ring apron and extends his arm for the tag, but Reigns keeps getting cut off by Swagger & Cesaro, and their constant tags. Cesaro comes in and smiles, and then whips Reigns into the ropes and throws him into the air, going for the uppercut, but Reigns in midair comes down with a superman punch instead, dropping Cesaro. Reigns then crawls towards Ambrose, but Swagger comes in illegally and pulls Reigns away. Swagger then lifts him up and goes for the Swagger Bomb, but Reigns fights free and drops him with a superman punch as well, and then dives across the ring and tags Ambrose! Ambrose comes in like a mad man, despite just having a previous match. He drops both Cesaro & Swagger with separate attacks. He goes for Dirty Deeds on Cesaro, but Swagger nails him from behind. Reigns then comes in and drills Swagger with a huge spear that takes him out. He then gives Cesaro another superman punch that staggers him, he then spins around facing Ambrose, who nails him with Dirty Deeds for the win.
Winners & New #1 Contenders: The Shield
Ambrose and Rollins have their arms raised in victory, and then share a fist bump. Jerry Lawler wonders what happened to Rollins, but praises The Shield for being a legitimate team no matter who teams with who.
Triple H is shown talking to Randy Orton before his match. He tells him not to be a disappointment, and to show Dolph Ziggler why you don’t build a rebellion against an empire.
The cameras then cut to Ambrose & Reigns talking to the official WWE doctor who informs them that Rollins was taken by ambulance to a local hospital to have tests run, and he tells them that he was still not completely conscious when leaving. The two walk away, assumingly to go check on their fallen brother.
Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler
The match got started in the aisle way, as Orton left the ring and went after Ziggler. The two brawled around ringside before entering the ring, officially starting the match. Orton cheapshotted Ziggler as he was getting in the ring and took control. Orton then worked over Ziggler’s entire body, like he always does with opponents. He focused more on the head of Ziggler, who has had a history of concussions. Orton keeps up attacks on the head, and goes for a knee drop, but Ziggler rolls out of the way and Orton connects with the canvas. He clutches at his knee, as Ziggler goes on the attacks. Ziggler works over the knee, as Orton tries to fight away. Orton gets to his feet, and Ziggler drops him with a chopblock and then attempts a figure four, but Orton grabs his hair and pulls him into a small package…but Ziggler kicks out at a close two. They both get to their feet, and Ziggler goes for a super kick, but Orton ducks it, and then goes for an RKO, but Ziggler shoves him off. Orton gets to his feet and Ziggler comes at him once again going for the super kick, but Orton drops down and rolls out of the ring. Ziggler quickly exits before Orton realizes it, and dives at Orton with a thesz press. He punches Orton a few times before letting up, as the referee is starting the count. Ziggler lifts Orton to his feet, who shoves Ziggler away and then drops him with a nasty clothesline on the outside of the ring. Orton then lifts Ziggler to his feet, as the referee is at a count of 5. Orton looks at the referee and then goes for an RKO on the outside of the ring, but Ziggler shoves him off and then drops Orton with a superkick, and then Ziggler collapses to his knees and crawls towards the ring, but the referee is already at 9, and then counts to ten as Ziggler makes it to the apron.
Winner: Double Countout
Ziggler stands to his feet after realizing they’ve been counted out, and Orton attacks him from behind. Orton slams Ziggler’s head into the steel ring post, which dazes him. Orton then drapes Ziggler across the barricade and drops him on his head with a sick ddt on the floor. Ziggler lays motionless, as Chris Jericho comes running down and Orton escapes through the crowd. Jericho is joined by Ryder and Bryan who all check on their fallen partner. The three help him up, but he is still very unsure of his surroundings. They help him to the back as Michael Cole says this battle between The Empire and The Rebellion is getting very personal.
A video package highlighting the recent history between The Usos & 3MB is shown, and then The Usos are interviewed by Renee Young. They talk about how 3MB has gotten some victories over them, and even upset them in a tag team match. Jey says that when the titles are on the line, it’s a whole new side of The Usos, and 3MB is going to find that out.
WWE Tag Team Championships
The Usos vs 3MB
A great championship bout, with lots of tag team action. Both teams used quick tags and combination moves to keep the other team grounded. The Usos built a comeback early on, trying to secure the win with a double superkick, but Mahal broke up the pin on McIntyre. Slater tried to get involved on the apron, but Jimmy dropped him with a dropkick off the apron. All three members of 3MB then regrouped outside the ring, and became victims of a huge double dive from The Usos. The crowd went crazy for the dives as The Usos looked fired up. They remained in control of the match after that for a few moments, until McIntyre stopped Jimmy with a dropkick to the knee. This slowed down the offense of The Usos greatly, with Mahal and Mcintyre working over Jimmy and keeping him separated from Jey. They continued working on the leg of Jimmy, but he managed to fight back on one leg. He dropped McIntyre with a big kick and then got the tag to Jey. Jey came in on fire and took it to Mahal and McIntyre. He dropped them with separate dropkicks, and then gave Slater a baseball slide as he was standing by the ring. Jey then nailed a huge samoan drop on Mahal, but wasn’t able to get the win. He went up top for what was going to be a big splash, but McIntyre grabbed his leg as he stood on the ropes. Mahal then cut him off and climbed onto the ropes with him, but Jey fought him off and then came off with the splash! The referee almost counted the three until McIntyre broke it up. This brought Jimmy in who went after McIntyre, knocking him out of the ring. Jimmy then fought with McIntyre outside the ring, while Mahal at Jey fought inside. While the referee was paying attention to the action in the ring, Slater dropped Jimmy from behind by taking out his bad leg. Jimmy laid on the outside grabbing at his leg, while McIntyre hoped back up on the apron. Jey was getting the best of Mahal, but would eventually get stopped by a big boot to the jaw. Mahal then quickly tagged to McIntyre who came in and nailed the Future Shock DDT on Jey, and went for the pin. Jimmy tried getting back into the ring after laying on the outside, but behind the referees back once again, Slater hit him in the back knee. He was unable to break up the pinfall and it was over.
Winners & New Tag Team Champions: 3MB
3MB reacted to the victory with a huge celebration. Slater brought them the titles in the ring and all three held their hands in the air. They all left the ring with the titles, as Jey checked on Jimmy and his injury.
Renee Young meets 3MB as they come backstage and interviews them about the win. Slater says this is the greatest moment in WWE history, and now they are going to party like the huge rock stars they are. Slater grabs a bottle of champagne and covers all of them in it, including Renee. 3MB walk off shouting as Renee stands there covered in champagne.
A big highlight packages airs revolving around The Empire & The Rebellion to hype the main event
WWE World Championship
Extreme Rules Match
Daniel Bryan vs Batista
The match has a big fight atmosphere, with both guys looking to have something to prove to their own factions. Batista uses his power to get control early on, but Bryan uses his speed to make a comeback. The match eventually ends up on the outside of the ring, with Batista grabbing a chair and striking Bryan over the back with it. Batista then slams him into the steps at ringside before gloating. He goes to pick Bryan up, but he fires back with a series of kicks and then grabs the chair and blasts Batista over the back with it. Bryan then whips Batista into the barricade and follows with a huge running dropkick to the face. Bryan pulls a kendostick from under the ring and starts to wear Batista out with it, but Batista fights back by spearing Bryan outside the ring. Batista then beats Bryan with the cane, before throwing him back in the ring. Batista grabs a chair and enters the ring, but Bryan cuts him off with a kick to the head coming in, and then goes for the Yes Lock as Batista is down, but Batista fights free. Bryan tries for the running knee as Batista gets up, but he is floored with a huge clothesline. Batista slides the chair into the middle of the ring and says it’s over. He sets Bryan up for the Batista Bomb on the chair, but Bryan counters out of it into a DDT on the chair! Bryan goes for the pin, but then Randy Orton comes back through the crowd and pulls the referee out of the ring. Orton comes in after Bryan, but then Ziggler comes running down. Ziggler and Orton start fighting, and then Kane joins the mayhem. Kane is followed out by Ryder, who nails Kane from behind with a chair. There is chaos around the ring, while in the ring Batista nails the Batista Bomb on Bryan, but the referee is still down outside the ring. Triple H then comes down the aisle with a new referee, but by the time he gets there, Bryan kicks out of the pin. Batista angrily shoves the new referee, as Triple H enters the ring. The two start attempt to double team Bryan, as Ziggler & Orton battle through the crowd. Kane & Ryder still fight at ringside, until Kane drops Ryder with a boot to the head. Kane then enters the ring and it looks to be a three on one, until Jericho comes running down. Jericho slides in the ring after picking up a kendo stick at ringside and starts hitting everyone. Batista is able to attack Jericho from behind and then Triple H takes Jericho and drags him out of the ring. Triple H and Jericho battle up the ramp and into the back, while Kane and Batista remain in the ring with Bryan. Batista holds up Bryan and tells Kane to hit him with the chair, but as Kane swings the chair, Bryan is able to break free and Kane smashes Batista over the head with the chair. Bryan then takes out Kane with a running knee, and then turns his attention to Batista. Batista staggers up and also get nailed with a running knee, as the original referee comes back in and makes the count.
Winner & Still Champion: Daniel Bryan
Bryan gets to his feet slowly, as the loopy referee hands him the championships. Bryan holds the two titles in the air, as Kane & Batista lay in the ring, with Ryder standing outside the ring. Bryan stands on the turnbuckles with the titles held high, doing his yes taunt as Ryder applauds out of the ring. Michael Cole says the plan for The Empire backfired tonight, and wonders what Triple H has in store next for The Rebellion. The final shot of the night is Bryan and Ryder making their way up the ramp as Kane & Batista start to come to in the ring. Bryan stands at the top of the ramp with the titles held in the air saying “Yes” as the cameras fade out.
Can always get behind Bourne as a champion. Ryback is a great opportunity to have a monster push, so good work having him win. Pushing Ryder is the best, and a huge win. Not a huge Del Rio fan, but I'm happy with him being a mid-card champ. Of course the Shield win. I like 3MB as tag champs. Glad Bryan won.
A recap video of Extreme Rules is shown, highlighting the main matches between The Empire and The Rebellion. The video package ends with Daniel Bryan shown at the top of the ramp, holding the WWE World Title above his head as the crowd chants "Yes!". The opening video to Raw then airs, with the theme "Tonight is The Night" playing. The cameras then open on the stage where pyro is blasting off, then the cameras pan the audience before leading to JBL, Michael Cole, & Jerry Lawler on commentary. Cole talks about Extreme Rules, and how it was a huge night for The Rebellion, but he is cut off by "King of Kings" by Motorhead, as Triple H makes his way out on the stage, with Randy Orton, Batista, & Kane following behind him. They enter the ring as Triple H takes a mic, yelling to cut the music.
Triple H: You know...I was wrong. I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. Last night at Extreme Rules, Daniel Bryan did what I said he couldn't do, and that's defeat Batista to retain the WWE Championship, of course he had a little help. *Triple H stares at Kane* but I'm not here to point blame at people *Triple H still staring at Kane*...actually, you know what, Kane...that's exactly what I'm going to do. Not only did you not beat Zack Ryder, but when it came time to redeem yourself for that, you failed again. *Batista stares at Kane and mouths that he had Bryan beat* Kane, you've been a huge failure for a long time now, but I'm a fair man, I'll let you redeem yourself...nah, to hell with that.
Suddenly Batista attacks Kane, with Randy Orton joining in, as Triple H stands at watches. Orton & Batista double team Kane, but he starts to fight back. He catches them with a series of punches, but Triple H comes from behind and kicks Kane low, and then Orton nails an RKO. Triple H looks at Batista and says "Let's end this" as they roll Kane out of the ring. Orton walks to the announce table and starts taking it apart. Kane staggers up, but gets dropped with a huge spear on the outside of the ring from Batista. Triple H and Orton lift Kane back up, and shove him towards Batista who gets him in position for the Batista Bomb. He then lifts Kane high into the air and drives him through the announce table with a huge Batista Bomb. Kane lays motionless as Triple H grabs a microphone.
Triple H: Kane, I hate that it had to come to this. All you had to do was not be a huge screw up, and do something right for a change. Consider this your notice, Kane. You're fired.
The camera's go to a commercial as Triple H, Orton, & Batista stand over the now fired, Kane.
After the break, Cole, JBL, and King talk about what they just witnessed right at their feet, the end of Kane's career. Michael Cole then announces that Triple H revealed during the break, that Randy Orton & Batista will face off with Daniel Bryan & Dolph Ziggler in the main event.
Ryback vs Santino
Not even a match. Santino tried to be funny at the beginning, but Ryback nearly decapitated him with a Meat Hook right after the bell rang. Ryback covered him, but as the referee got to two, Ryback lifted his shoulder off the mat. Ryback then got up, picked Santino up, and dropped him with another vicious Meat Hook clothesline. Ryback smirked, and then picked up the now limp Santino, and floored him with a third Meat Hook. He attempted to lift him up again, but the referee called for the bell.
Winner: Ryback(referee stoppage)
Ryback smirked at the referee stopping the match, and told him to raise his hand in victory. Ryback left the ring smiling as EMT's came down to check on Santino.
The Rebellion are shown backstage sitting with Paul Heyman. Heyman says this is their time to shine, and last night is just the beginning of a very bright future in the WWE, to which all agree.
Ryback is shown walking backstage, when he walks face to face with Triple H.
Triple H: I like what I saw out there just now. That kind of power, and dominance, that's something we need in The Empire. And we just so happen to have an opening, if you're interested.
Ryback looks at Triple H, as if he's about to answer, but then walks off without saying a word.
A video recap of Corey Graves debuting at Extreme Rules is shown before the next match
Sin Cara vs Corey Graves
Graves looks impressive in his in ring debut, while Cara is shown to be limping after the attack on the leg from Graves the night before. The damaged knee proves to be the downfall, with Graves locking in the Lucky 13 to end it via submission.
Winner: Corey Graves
Graves leaves the hold locked on after the bell, until Evan Bourne comes running to the ring. Graves quickly releases the hold and rolls out of the ring, as Bourne stares him down. Graves backs up the ramp smiling, as Bourne turns to check on Cara. Graves then comes running back into the ring and blindsides Bourne from behind. Graves puts the boots to Bourne and then sets his sights on the knee, stomping in repeatedly, and then slamming the knee into the mat several times. Graves locks the Lucky 13 on Bourne in the middle of the ring as he screams in pain, while Graves screams at him "Don't turn your back to me". Graves finally releases the hold, with the damage done.
Triple H is shown giving Orton & Batista a pep talk before their main event match against Bryan and Ziggler
3MB are interviewed backstage about winning their first tag team championships last night, to which Slater says this is just the beginning. 3MB will go down as the greatest team of ALL time.
Intercontinental Championship #1 Contenders for Vengeance
Big E vs Dean Ambrose
A great match from the two men who faced the new champion, Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules. Del Rio was on commentary for the match. Some good back and forth action, but the ending came when Big E went for the Big Ending, but Ambrose fought out and turned it into Dirty Deeds.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Del Rio stands at the announce table with the title on his shoulder, staring at Ambrose, who stares back. Ambrose points at Del Rio with two fingers, and motions in a gun like taunt that he's shooting Del Rio. He then signals that he will walk out of Vengeance with the title.
Tag Team Match
The Usos vs The Real Americans
A great tag team match, with both teams looking great. The Usos looked to have it in the bag, when Jimmy went for a huge splash, but Cesaro caught him mid air with an uppercut for the win.
Winners: The Real Americans
The Real Americans celebrated the win, and Colter could be heard saying they want to be the next ones in line for a title shot after Vengeance.
"Intercontinental Champion" Alberto Del Rio vs Zack Ryder
Both men are coming in off huge wins at Extreme Rules. Lots of back and forth action, that saw many close calls. Del Rio worked over Ryder's arm throughout the match, and looked to be going for the Cross Arm Breaker, but as he turned Ryder in position for it, he caught Del Rio with a surprise school boy for the win!
Winner: Zack Ryder
Del Rio sat up in the ring in shock, as Ryder had his arm raised in victory. Del Rio quickly followed up by attacking him from behind, until Dean Ambrose hit the ring. Ambrose brawled with Del Rio around ringside, but Del Rio was able to make a cowardly escape through the crowd as Ambrose chased behind him.
Ryder recovered in the ring, but was once again attacked from behind, this time by Ryback! Ryback began putting the boots to him, and then signaled for the Meat Hook, but Ryder's fellow partner in The Rebellion, Chris Jericho ran in for the save. Jericho and Ryback traded shots, until Ryback kicked Jericho low and then took his head off with the Meat Hook. Ryback left the ring as Ryder recovered to check on Jericho. As Ryback walked up the ramp, Triple H walked out on stage. The two had a stare down, and then shook hands. Ryback then walked to the back with Triple H.
Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler are shown watching what transpired in the back on a monitor, moments before their main event tag match.
King, Cole, & JBL go over what they just witnessed, wondering if this means Ryback has joined The Empire?
Daniel Bryan & Dolph Ziggler vs Randy Orton & Batista
A great main event, with both teams looking strong. The match broke down pretty quick though, with lots of brawling on the outside. Triple H made his way to ringside, followed by Ryback. Chris Jericho & Zack Ryder made their way down, and a brawl between Triple H, Ryback, Jericho, & Ryder broke out, and the referee ended up declaring the match a no contest after everyone started brawling.
Winner: No Contest
The four members of The Empire and the four members of The Rebellion all fought around ringside, and in the ring. The Rebellion was getting the upper hand, with Bryan in the ring delivering a series of kicks to the chest of a ground Triple H, while Orton brawled with Ziggler up the ramp, Ryback and Jericho brawled into the crowd, and Ryder brawled with Batista up the ramp behind Orton and Ziggler. Bryan finished the kicks to Triple H and looked to be going for his running knee. Bryan stood in the corner as Triple H staggered up, and then Bryan charged at him, but at the last minute a man ran into the ring and laid out Bryan with a huge jumping boot to the face. Sheamus then stood over a fallen Bryan. Triple H got to a knee, and then Sheamus extended his hand to Triple H and helped him up. Triple H smirked and then told Sheamus to "Finish it". Sheamus then grabbed the WWE Championship as Bryan barely staggered to his feet. Sheamus then slammed the title into Bryan's face, knocking him unconscious to the mat, as a little bit of blood trickled from his face. Sheamus stood over Bryan with the title in his hands as Triple H applauded.
Raw comes to an end with Sheamus still standing over Bryan, with Triple H looks on in approval.
Awesome Ryback win, ruthless and made him look like a monster. Graves winning is cool. Setting up a cool feud with Bourne. Glad Ambrose won, I'm a huge fan. I like both The Usos and The Real Americans. Glad Ryder beat Del Rio, hope Ryder takes the belt from him. Ryback is really interesting, and I'm enjoying the storyline. Sheamus being a monster in The Authority is cool too. Good show, some good stuff happening.
Michael Cole: I am sitting here at the WWE Studios in Stamford, CT, my guest is Sheamus. Sheamus, talk to me about what's going on in your head. These last few weeks you have been the victim of numerous attacks from The Wyatt Family, and now this past Monday on Raw, you seem to have put all of that aside and joined Triple H in The Empire..
Sheamus: Michael, I had a long talk with Hunter. This whole thing with The Wyatt Family is over. These attacks by them helped see the light. Did you hear those fans during the attacks? They cheered them! They cheered me getting beaten in 3 on 1 attacks, so when Triple H offered me a spot in The Empire and assured me main event success, I jumped at the opportunity. Hell, I should thank Bray Wyatt for helping me get here. Without him, I would have never seen how heartless and cold these fans can be to someone who's given them his all every night.
Michael Cole: But...
Sheamus: No buts, Michael. This is a new and improved Sheamus, and at Vengeance, I will be the next WWE Champion, when I Brogue Kick Daniel Bryan's head off his little B+ player body, fella.
*Sheamus gets up and leaves, ending the interview*
Corey Graves def. Justin Gabriel via submission Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose announced that Seth Rollins will be unable to compete at Vengeance, so Ambrose will fill in for him in the tag team championship match Randy Orton def. Cody Rhodes in a good match via pinfall Bray Wyatt def. Xavier Woods in a squash match, and then cut a promo on The Undertaker & Sting, continuing that rivalry. Dolph Ziggler def. Damien Sandow, but was attacked after the match by Randy Orton. Orton left Ziggler laying with an RKO. Main Event: Sheamus def. Chris Jericho via pinfall after a distraction from Ryback
A video recapping last weeks show, with the shocking turn by Sheamus to join The Empire, as well as Ryback choosing to join them. The intro then plays, before the cameras enter the arena as pyro blasts off around the stage. Michael Cole welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw, and then he announces that tonight we will a contract signing between Daniel Bryan and Sheamus for their WWE Championship match at Vengeance, and that Triple H has a little something extra in mind for that match, but he isn’t saying what. Also, Batista, Randy Orton, & Ryback will face off against Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, & Chris Jericho in a huge six man tag team match in the main event!
Emma vs Cameron
After the loss at Extreme Rules, Emma is looking to get one more shot at the Divas Championship, but Cameron was in her way tonight. A good back and forth match, but Emma was able to pick up the win by locking in the Emma Lock for the submission win. Emma celebrated the win with her dance after the match, until the champion AJ Lee interrupted. AJ got a microphone and told Emma the reason she can’t beat AJ, is because she doesn’t take anything serious. AJ calls Emma’s celebration and entrance stupid, and says she will be Divas Champion until she decides she doesn’t want to be anymore.
The cameras go backstage, where Rey Mysterio is in his office, when Evan Bourne comes in. Bourne tells Rey to give him Corey Graves at Vengeance. Rey says he doesn’t want to reward Graves for his cowardly attacks, but Bourne pleads with him, and Rey eventually makes it official. Evan Bourne will face Corey Graves at Vengeance, but it will not be for the Cruiserweight Championship, as Rey doesn’t believe Graves has earned the right at a championship match, and since he is the man who has been appointed in charge of the Cruiserweight division, he has that power.
Cesaro w/ Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter vs Goldust w/ Cody Rhodes
A great match up, with a few near falls. Both men looked to pick up wins for their respective teams, but the ending came when Goldust was on the middle rope, and got distracted by Swagger. He turned his attention back to Cesaro and dove at him, but got caught with an uppercut and then Cesaro followed up with The Neutralizer for the win. The Real Americans left the ring in celebration, as Cody checked on his fallen brother.
Corey Graves was interviewed backstage by Renee Young about his thoughts on getting to face Evan Bourne at Vengeance, but not for the Cruiserweight Championship.
Graves: You know, I should have seen this coming. Rey Mysterio is too afraid to give me what I rightfully deserve, and that’s a shot at the title. I have destroyed the current, and former champion. But if Rey doesn’t want to give me a championship match, then I just have one message to him, and the rest of the cruiserweight division…stay….tuned.
Tag Team Match
The Wyatt Family vs Los Matadores
Not much of a match, The Wyatts make quick work of Los Matadores, after Harper nearly beheads Fernando with a clothesline for the win. The lights then dim after the match, as the camera focuses on Bray Wyatt sitting at ringside in his rocking chair, with a microphone in hand.
Bray: Since the dawn of our existence mankind as struggled to answer one simple question. Where do we go, when we die? A man of science would have you believe that we just become one with the earth, nothing more. And a man of faith, well he thinks from a much, much different perspective. But what about those like you and I? We’re special. For us, there is no death, this world is our hell. Hahahaha. This world…is our hell, we don’t belong here. I know you can hear me…and I don’t fear you, I pity you. It’s time for you, to come find me. Undertaker..come to me in two weeks. Come to me at Vengeance. Face me.
Zack Ryder is interviewed backstage by Renee Young about his big wins he’s been racking up. She asks him if perhaps the Intercontinental Title is in his future.
Ryder: Renee, honestly, I was setting my sights on just that. But after last week, my brothers in the Rebellion need me by their side in this battle against The Empire. So for now, I am putting my career goals on hold until this war is over.
Alex Riley vs The Miz
It was a battle of two former friends, and Alex Riley’s first match on Raw in almost a year. This looked to be a more focused, and driven Alex Riley than we had ever seen before. He took it to The Miz, but he dished it back at him. Miz had the match in control, until he stalled for too long and Riley built a comeback that ended with him nailing his fireman’s carry cutter known as Sudden Death for the upset win. Riley had hi hand raised, and was quickly interviewed by Jerry Lawler at ringside following the win. Riley said that he is back, and focused on being everything he knows he can be. He says that no one is going to stop him this time from accomplishing his goals.
Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns are shown backstage talking about what happened to Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules. Ambrose says that while they’re trying to find out who did this to Rollins, they need to stay focused on Vengeance. Ambrose says that not only will he be Intercontinental Champion, but they will be Tag Team Champions as well. Reigns finishes by saying “Believe That” and the two bump fists.
Triple Threat Match
Bad News Barrett vs Big E vs Kofi Kingston
It was said during the match that winner of this match could potentially be next in line for an Intercontinental Championship match after Vengeance. Lots of fast pacing from Kingston kept him in control through some of the match, but Big E’s power grounded him after a while. Barrett played it smart and picked his moments wisely, which came to his aid in the end. Big E would catch Kofi in mid air and nail him with a Big Ending, but Barrett came from behind and laid out Big E with his patented elbow to the jaw, which is now being referred to as Bad News, to pick up the win. Barrett held his hand high in victory and signaled he was coming for the Intercontinental Championship.
Up next was the contract signing for the WWE Championship match at Vengeance. Sheamus made his way out with all of the members of The Empire, so Bryan did the same by coming out with the members of The Rebellion, as well as Paul Heyman. Triple H went over the history between these two men, and said that a match like this needs a little something extra, so at Vengeance, it will be Daniel Bryan defending the WWE Championship against Sheamus, in a steel cage! Sheamus smirked, as Bryan looked on. Bray said that’s fine with him, it helps keep people from interfering and then signs the contract. Sheamus signs the contract right after, Triple H says it’s official. Triple H then asks Bryan to leave the ring, and go to the back, but says Sheamus is being allowed to remain at ringside for the main event, because he trusts him not to interfere to which the crowd boos.
6 Man Tag
Ryback, Batista, & Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, & Zack Ryder
A great main event, where the crowd was solidly behind The Rebellion the entire time. All 6 men got their time in the ring, but the match started to break down towards the end, when Bryan made his way out to the top of the ramp which distracted Sheamus and Triple H. Jericho remained in the ring with Orton, working him over. He went for the Walls of Jericho, but Ryback came in to break it up. This brought all 6 men into the ring, and a brawl erupted. Ziggler clotheslined Batista over the ropes, but was caught with an RKO when he turned around. Orton was met with a Codebreaker when he turned around, and then Jericho was dropped with a Meat Hook from Ryback. Ryback turned right into a Rough Ryder, that sent him retreating out of the ring. Ryder looked fired up, and started building his comeback on Orton. He got Orton down in the corner and signaled for the Broski Boot, but when he charged in Batista slid back in the ring and dropped him with a huge spear. Batista got Ryder up to his feet as Orton got up, dropping him with an RKO and picking up the win.
Orton and Batista got to their feet, as Bryan came running down the aisle. Bryan slid in the ring and started taking it to them, but Sheamus came in from behind. Both stables ended up in the ring, with The Empire getting the advantage due to having one extra man in the ring. The Empire beat all of The Rebellion down, with Sheamus giving the final blow, a Brogue Kick to Bryan. Triple H stood on the outside smiling, and then everyone turned their attention to Paul Heyman. Heyman looked worried as Triple H grabbed him by the jacket, tossing him into the ring as The Empire circled him, looking as if they were about to destroy him…
The crowd then erupted as Brock Lesnar’s theme played. The entire Empire stopped, as Brock Lesnar walked out on the stage while the crowd went nuts. Lesnar then charged the ring as Heyman made a quick exit. Lesnar took it to everyone in the ring, as Ryder, Ziggler, Bryan, and Jericho recovered and joined him. The Empire was sent into retreat, the crowd was still going nuts. Lesnar stood motionless staring down The Empire as Raw came to end as Michael Cole shouted “HAS BROCK LESNAR JOINED THE REBELLION?!”
I love the red highlights, works well. Emma winning is always cool, because she's from my city. Cesaro winning is always a good thing. Glad Harper/Rowan won, I always thought WWE wasted them a bit and that they should have been more dominant. Riley returning and winning is interesting. Barrett winning the IC #1 contender is good, I'm a big fan of Barrett. Bryan/Sheamus in a cage match sounds great, though you called him Bray halfway through the promo haha. Lesnar joining the Rebellion is HUGELY exciting and different, really great idea. Can't wait to see how it plays out. Great show! Lesnar vs. Ryback at Vengeance maybe?
The Shield(Reigns/Ambrose) def. Fandango & Damien Sandow. They cut a promo on 3MB, and then Ambrose did one on Del Rio to build up the matches for Vengeance. They also said Rollins will be at Vengeance, but not cleared to compete.
Daniel Bryan was interviewed about Vengeance. He said he's walking out of the steel cage match, still champion.
Ryback def. Great Khali, and destroyed him after the match with steel stairs. Jericho confronted him, and challenged him to a match at Vengeance.
Paul Heyman announced that Brock Lesnar will be back on Raw, on Monday and has a challenge to issue.
Tyson Kidd def. Justin Gabriel. Corey Graves attacked Gabriel after the match, locking him in the Lucky 13 until Bourne made the save, Graves retreated.
Emma def. Alicia Fox by submission, and asked for one more shot at the Divas Champion. The champion, AJ Lee came out and said that's fine, it makes for an easy defense.
3MB was interviewed and said they had nothing to do with what happened at Extreme Rules to Seth Rollins, and that they will walk out of Vengeance, still the champions.
Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler in a No DQ Match is announced for Vengeance
Chris Jericho def. Sheamus by DQ after Ryback got involved, which led to Bryan coming out, leading to the next match.
Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan def. Sheamus & Ryback by count out. Sheamus & Ryback exited the ring, getting themselves counted out. Ryder & Ziggler attacked them and threw them back in the ring, leading to Bryan dropping Sheamus with a running knee, and Jericho dropping Ryback with a Codebreaker to end Smackdown.
A recap of Brock Lesnar showing up at the end of last week’s Raw is shown, and then the opening video, followed by a shot of the stage with pyro blasting off around the stage and Michael Cole welcoming everyone to the show while hyping that Vengeance is this Sunday! He then hypes that Brock Lesnar has a challenge to lay out tonight and wonders what that might be.
Opening Match Alexander Rusev w/ Lana vs Brodus Clay
This is the debut of Rusev, and it was impressive. Brodus’ size did nothing to stop Rusev from being dominant, he would drop Brodus with a running side kick to the head and then lock on his version of the camel clutch, which he is calling The Accolade. Lana entered the ring and raised Rusev’s hand in victory and declared that Rusev is here to dominate, and no man will stop him.
Brock Lesnar is shown arriving to the arena, when Byron Saxton attempts to get an interview with him. Brock says that he will tell the whole world what he has to say in just a little bit.
Singles Match Bad News Barrett vs Goldust
A very good back and forth match, with a few close calls. Goldust looked to knock Barrett off his course towards the Intercontinental Title, but Barrett would not be steered away. He would put Goldust away with his signature elbow, Bad News for the win. Barrett got a mic after the match and said whoever wins on Sunday, they won’t get past him to retain the Intercontinental Championship. This brought out Alex Riley who said just because Barrett has racked up a few wins, doesn’t mean he should automatically get a shot. Riley says he wants to be considered, and will face anyone. This led into the next match.
Singles Match Alex Riley vs Fandango
A good match up, but Riley would not lose focus. Fandango tried to gain the upperhand, but Riley would make quick work, nailing him with Sudden Death to pick up the impressive win. Barrett watched the match from ringside, and then after seeing the win told Riley that beating a scrub like Fandango means nothing. Riley challenged Barrett to a match for a next week, which he accepted and told Riley that next week he’s going to get some bad news.
The Empire was interviewed backstage by Renee Young about the return of Brock Lesnar. Triple H said that Brock Lesnar doesn’t scare them, and that he is biting off more than he can chew by choosing to back up the wrong side.
Tag Team Match 3MB vs The Usos
A good tag team match. 3MB was looking to go into Vengeance with a victory, but The Shield made their way to ringside to play mindgames with their opponents. 3MB would use shady tactics to get the upperhand, but in the end it was The Usos picking up the win after Slater got into at ringside with Ambrose and Reigns, which saw him eat a Superman Punch from Reigns, meanwhile in the ring, The Usos would nail a double superkick on Mahal for the win. Ambrose and Reigns remained at ringside, as Reigns laughed at 3MB. Alberto Del Rio then attacked Ambrose from behind quickly, by striking him in the back of the head with the Intercontinental Title, before leaving through the crowd.
Emma was interviewed about her championship match on Sunday. She said she doesn’t think AJ takes her serious, and that’s going to be her downfall on Sunday.
Bray Wyatt cut a quick promo on The Undertaker, demanding him to show up on Sunday and face him.
Singles Match Zack Ryder vs Heath Slater
Slater complained to the referee that he couldn’t compete after being punched by Reigns, but the match continued anyways. He used underhanded tactics to gain control of the match, and began working on Ryder’s leg. Ryder, however would build a comeback and finish him off with the Rough Ryder for the win. Ryder celebrated the win, but then got attacked by Randy Orton from behind. Orton mouthed that he was taking Ryder out, until Ziggler made the save. Ziggler and Orton brawled around ringside for a moment, until Ziggler got the upperhand and Orton retreated. Orton yelled he will see Ziggler on Sunday.
Brock Lesnar made his way out to the ring, and said that he is not a member of The Rebeliion, but after last week, when he saw what The Empire was going to do to his best friend, he couldn’t just stay backstage and watch. Brock then says that he wants a match at Vengeance, and since it looks like everyone already has a match except for Batista, he wants him! This brings out Batista alongside Triple H. Batista says it would be his honor to kick Brock’s ass on Sunday, and Triple H makes it official.
Main Event Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus
It was a battle of members from opposing groups. Sheamus used his power to gain an advantage earlier on, but Ziggler would fight back using his speed. Randy Orton made his way to ringside during the match, to try and distract Ziggler, but Bryan would also come out as backup for Ziggler. The ending came when Ziggler was building a comeback, and nailed the Zig Zag, but Orton ended up distracting the referee. Bryan would pull Orton off the apron and the two began fighting, which caused the referee to leave the ring. In the ring, Sheamus low blowed Ziggler while the referee was outside. Sheamus then left to grab a chair and entered the ring with it. He sat it in the ring, and looked like he was going to hit the High Cross on it, but Bryan ran in the ring after dropping Orton on the outside and grabbed the chair. Sheamus dropped Ziggler, and came at Bryan, shoving him. This brought the referee back in as Ziggler came from behind with a roll up on Sheamus for the win.
Sheamus looked in anger as he lost the match, and then went right for Bryan. The two started trading blows in the ring, as Orton pulled Ziggler out of the ring and they started fighting at ringside. The camera’s then cut backstage where Ryback and Jericho were fighting in the parking lot, along with Lesnar and Batista. The show came to end as the screens were side by side showing all of the brawls going on as Michael Cole proclaimed that Vengeance will be a show you don't want to miss.